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Save the Seeds!Uncategorized

Save the Seeds!

The Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

It’s that time of year again, pumpkin season! I know for a lot of people this means pumpkin-spiced latte time. But for me, it means carving up a big, fat pumpkin and roasting the extremely nutritional seeds. Here are some of the top reasons I snack on tasty pumpkin seeds and why you should too.

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Treat the Gut  (When You’ve Got the Blues!)Blogs

Treat the Gut (When You’ve Got the Blues!)

Depression and anxiety are common paralleling symptoms in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) [1].  Often, the mental symptoms precede the physical symptoms in patients with UC by about a year [1].  The reverse is generally true of IBD, with depression or anxiety following the actual physical disease [1].  Whether the mental symptoms follow or precede the physical disease, the connection is shown in both clinical and research settings.

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The Effects of Lead Poisoning and  Naturopathic Treatment for ToxicityBlogs

The Effects of Lead Poisoning and Naturopathic Treatment for Toxicity

The recent publicity over Flint, Michigan’s water contamination has lead to an increased awareness of lead toxicity.  In April 2014, the City of Flint switched its water supply from Detroit-supplied Lake Huron to the Flint River.  The lead levels increased from 2.4 percent to up to 6.6 percent in certain areas (1).  Along with dietary recommendations from the state of Michigan, naturopathic medicine is ideal in helping with this crisis (2).

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